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A lot of people like to bath their pet at home to keep them nice and clean, and that’s really important to do. Today I’m going to show you how to prepare your pet for a bath so that you can get it done properly at home.
Before you get started with your pet’s bath, there’s a couple of thing that you want to do. First, it’s really important to protect the ears. If soap and water gets into the ears, this could cause an ear infection. I like to take some cotton and just put it in the pet’s ear canal. Next you want to protect your pet’s eyes. Soap in the eyes can cause irritation, which again can be very, very uncomfortable to your pet. What you can do is, find a lube that’s made for the eyes that will just keep the eyes protected. Then, you just take a little bit of this lube and you put it in each eye. Even though you’ve put the lube in the eyes and the cotton in the ears, it’s still a good idea to try and keep your pet’s head out of the water and away from too much soap.
Then you want to find a good shampoo. If your pet has allergies or fleas, your veterinarian can give you a shampoo that can help these conditions. If you are treating one of these conditions with a special shampoo, make sure to let the shampoo sit on your pet for about 10 minutes. This will really help to get your pet’s skin nice and healthy.
It's almost summertime, and it's only natural for your pup to play outside while the weather holds up. But playing outside can have its downside; it's not too difficult for your pet to dirty himself, and to dirty himself rather quickly. After a couple of playtime sessions outdoors, your pet will almost definitely be in need of a bath.
The good news: you can give your pet a bath right at home. Keep your pet clean and healthy this summer by watching our video and learning how to give your pet a bath. You'll find that it's not as hard as you might think!
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